Our research addresses two broad questions about cognitive development.
1. What basic perceptual and cognitive abilities are we born with?
2. How do we use these basic abilities to form uniquely human knowledge?
Early social-cognitive abilities: How do we come to understand the goals, intentions, and thoughts of others?
All these methods have undergone rigorous testing and are safe to use with infants, children, and adults.
EEG/ERP: We use electroencephalography to passively record changes in brain activity from the scalp.
NIRS: We use near-infrared spectroscopy to measure neurovascular changes associated with brain activity from the scalp.